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Bad Tasting, Smelly Tap Water Returns To East Bay MUD Customers This Weekend

The East Bay Municipal Utility District says beginning this weekend, a drought-related shift in its water operations will mean a change to the taste and smell of tap water for the 1.3 million people in the service area.

05/08/2015

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Lake Tahoe’s Tiniest Creatures Disappearing At Alarming Rate

Researchers at Lake Tahoe are trying to figure out why some of the tiniest creatures and plants at the bottom of the alpine lake appear to be disappearing at an alarming rate.

01/19/2015

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Uptick In Algae Leaving Moldy Aftertaste In East Bay Water

Residents who live in the Contra Costa Water District say their tap water has been tasting strange lately.

10/10/2014

An algae bloom has closed Temescal Lake to swimming. (CBS)

Algae Bloom And E. Coli Close Popular East Bay Lakes To Swimmers And Their Dogs

With the unusually warm July temperatures (by Bay Area standards) two popular East Bay swimming spots have shut down due to health concerns caused by rare toxic algae blooms.

07/25/2014

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Abalone Deaths Along Sonoma County Coastline Blamed On Microscopic Sea Creature

The death of tens of thousands of abalone along the Bay Area’s coastline is being blamed on a microscopic sea creature.

05/11/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 08: A view of downtown San Francsisco and the western span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on September 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Clearer SF Bay Brings Unwanted Algae

Scientists say clearer water lets in more sunlight, which is causing more algae to grow in the bay.

12/01/2013

Foul Odor Overwhelms Residents in San Rafael’s Spinnaker Point Neighborhood

Some San Rafael residents are suffering through a stinky summer.

08/26/2013

Original East Span to be Demolished

Tom Stienstra On Creating A Marine Paradise

Head over the old Bay Bridge lately? Driven past Candlestick Park? The old eastern span of the Bay Bridge and Candlestick Park could turn San Francisco Bay into a marine paradise…

04/11/2013

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Bay Area Drivers 1st To Fill Up Tanks With Algae-Based Fuel

Drivers in the San Francisco Bay Area were the first in the nation to fill up their gas tanks with an algae-based biofuel.

11/14/2012

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NASA Scientists Work On Biofuels At San Francisco Wastewater Plant

NASA scientists working at a San Francisco sewage treatment plant in Hunter’s Point believe they’ve developed a way to use wastewater to make biofuels.

04/17/2012

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